International Workshop on Parallel Computations for Neural Networks
CALL FOR PAPERS & PARTICIPATION
As part of the International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2016)
http://hpcs2016.cisedu.info or http://cisedu.us/rp/hpcs16
July 18 – July 22, 2016
Submission Deadline: April 14, 2016 - Extended
Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters
SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES
The track on Parallel Computations for Neural Networks provides an international forum for reporting progress and recent advances in parallel computing techniques, hardware and software tools for speeding-up functioning and training of traditional and bio-inspired neural network models on the modern high-performance computing systems.
The PCNN Workshop topics include (but are not limited to) the following:
Specialized computing hardware, transputers and FPGA-implementations for neural networks
Parallel training algorithms for feed-forward, recurrent, RBF, recirculation and other neural networks
Parallel supervised and unsupervised training and reinforcement learning algorithms
Parallelization of neural network algorithms on many-core systems, clusters, grids and clouds
GPU-based implementations of neural networks
Coarse-grain parallelization of neural networks
Parallel training algorithms for deep-belief networks
Parallelization of cognitive neural models
Parallel implementations and training algorithms for spiking neural networks
Grid-based frameworks for neural networks execution and parallelization
Modeling of large-scale neural models using parallel computing techniques
Neural simulators in neuroscience using parallel computing
Computational neuroscience using parallel architectures
Neural network simulation tools and libraries using parallel computing
High-performance machine intelligence
Deep Learning and HPC Systems
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PAPER SUBMISSIONS
You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to Parallel Computations for Neural Networks. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. For Regular papers, please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 8 double-column formatted pages per template, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s) although all authors are equally responsible for the manuscript. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to http://hpcs2016.cisedu.info/1-call-for-papers/call-for-posters for posters submission details) will also be considered. Please specify the type of submission you have. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.
Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the Workshop paper submission EasyChair site at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pcnn2016. Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission.
Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the submission link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical clarity and presentation, and references. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the HPCS 2016 conference to present the paper at the Workshop.
Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings which will be made available at the time of the meeting. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the HPCS 2016 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed in major indexing services accordingly.
If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the workshop organizers.
Paper Submissions: ---------------------------------------- April 14, 2016 - Extended
Acceptance Notification: ---------------------------------- April 30, 2016
Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due by: ------- May 21, 2016 - Extended
Conference Dates: ---------------------------------------- July 18 – 22, 2016
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE*:
All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop International Program Committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS 2016 and will be published as part of the HPCS 2016 Proceedings.
Masoud Daneshtalab, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Akihiro Hirano, Kanazawa University, Japan
Eero Lehtonen, University of Turku, Finland
Lyle Long, Penn State University, Pennsylvania, USA
Sandeep Pande, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
(*Committee formation is pending and will be finalized shortly.)
For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: http://hpcs2016.cisedu.info/ or http://cisedu.us/rp/hpcs16 or contact one of the Conference's organizers.